Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson Earns Second Team All-Big Ten Honors

By March 10, 2020 (1:30 pm)Basketball
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Kaleb Wesson, a junior center on the Ohio State men’s basketball team, earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors from both the head coaches and the media covering the conference.

Through a 21-10 regular season, Wesson led the Scarlet and Gray in scoring (14.0 ppg.) and rebounding (9.3 rpg.), while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 42.5 percent from three. 

The Westerville South product also paced Ohio State in field goals made (136), free throws made (117) and attempted (160), offensive rebounds (73), defensive rebounds (215), total rebounds (288), blocks (31) and total points (434), while ranking second in assists (60) and third in steals (23).

Iowa’s Luka Garza, Maryland’s Jalen Smith, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens and Maryland’s Anthony Cowan Jr. (coaches) and Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu (media) made up the conference’s first team.

Wesson, along with Michigan’s Zavier Simpson, Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman, Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu, Cowan (media) and Dosunmu (coaches), made up the second team.

The junior big man became the No. 18 Ohio State student-athlete to earn All-Big Ten honors at the center position, with Greg Oden being the last at the position in 2007. Overall, Buckeye men’s basketball players have been honored as all-conference performers on 73 occasions.

As a sophomore, Wesson claimed honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades after being named to the 2018 Big Ten All-Freshman Team the year before.

In addition to Wesson, senior guard Danny Hummer also was named Ohio State’s 2020 Sportsmanship Award honoree. 

The Buckeyes (21-10, 11-9) next play at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12 as the No. 7 seed in the 2020 Big Ten Tournament against No. 10-seeded Purdue (16-15, 9-11) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

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